Cancer & Community Charities (3Cs) is an organization of women volunteers committed to having fun and raising funds to support local Kootenai County charities in fighting cancer and assisting those who are in immediate need in our community. Cancer & Community Charities is an outgrowth of the Cancer Crusaders Bowling League started in 1962 by the late Ellen Walden for whom the Walden House is named. We were formally established in 1975 as a non-profit organization and since 1993 have been designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It takes many hands to accomplish our fundraising goals each year. We collect annual dues (only $25 per year) and many of the activity group activities ask that you make a small donation.
Our major fundraiser, our Annual Spring Fashion Show, makes it possible for us to raise and then to donate a significant amount of money to many Kootenai County charities. Since our inception in 1962, we have granted over $2.5 million to Kootenai County charities.
3Cs welcomes women interested in meeting new friends and expanding personal interests while contributing to the charitable efforts of our organization.